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the j degree murder. leaving some in the courtroom lynnsee's father) we're just moments after the verdict was announced... "at this time i will accept the verdict of the jury and judgment will be entered upon the verdict finding the defendent guill of murderrin the 1st degree." the word, guilty, leaving an emotional courtroom... and luerken's in handcuffs. (cg: kristin rogers) "nicholas leurkens told (is family he loved them on the way out of the courtroom as his famimiy was in tears." (nats) the guilty verdict, not suprising to the marion police cheif (cg: harry daugherty/ thought that evidence was very strong, it showed there was premeditated and when there's premeditation it haha to be first degree murder." a case emotional for everyone involved (cg: jerry vander sanden/ linn county attorney) "i think the jury understood what was at statae here, i appreciate their hard work in what i know was a very emotional case for them." as for
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they had a statement prepared. (cg: steve donald/ lynnsey's father) "we will all miss that loving contagious smile and friendly loving soul forever and that his son ashton as you know will never havv his mommy again, s sany and all help for this little boy would greatly be appreciated." if you want to hear more from lynnsey's father, the full statement will be on our website kwwl.com we've got you covered live in cedar rapids, kristin rogers ...kwwl news. nicholas luerkens will be sentenced on january 8th h faces a mandatory life prison term and no chance for parole. let's go to storm track seven chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg now who is tracking some storms that will be here in the middle of
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weathererinformation. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: the sky remains clear tonight with temperatures dropping into the upper 20s to around 30 by morning. tuesday is going to be to upper 50s. we are tracking a large torm forecast to move across the iowa wednesday. rain and storms will spread across the area wednesday and taper off late wednesday night. wednesda night through friday with gusts to 45 mph wednesday night/ttursday. gusts on friday will be near 30 mph. the wind gradually tapers off friday night.the sky remains clear tonight with temperatures dropping into the upper 203 to around 30 by morning. tuesday is mid to upper 50s. we are after high nitrateelevels are discovered in water works well - . friday - - waterloo water works released a public notice that nitrate levels in one well had spiked
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causing them to shut down that well. we can now tell you - - the water is safe to drink and has been since friday. we've had numerous calls, emails, and facebook questions about the water safety and health concerns. kwwl's jessica hartman spent the day digging up the answers to our viewers many questions. jessica? i've followed up with the watt work and met with area pediatrician - - they tell me very few residents were at risk of being exposed to high nitrat levels. those who would have beenn effected most by increased levels - - babies and pregnant women. because most of the city's water is a mix from several wells - - the nitrate from well 22 on east dale street was diluted to a safe level. but water works says those near well 22 may have been exposed. "this particular, for a short somebody right in theacinity
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of the well could have been exposed." how would you know if a baby or pregnant woman shows signssof being effects? "methemoglobinemia, especially in a baby will cause body. then it causes the skin to appear blue. the same thing happens with women, they will feel fatigue, short of breath." the well has been shut down since friday -- because of this, doctor davidson says there is practically zero risk of exposure at this point. he also told me - - there was no risk of babies being effected through a mother's breast milk. covennt did not have any y ases linked to the nitrate levels in the past five days. i have also reached out to allen and have not gotten a report back at this time. we'vegot you covered live in
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waterloo...jessica hartman kwwl news. waterloo water works says it's still workinnon determining the cause of the sudden spike. we wa to reiterate- - the water is safe to drink and has been since friday. emergency crews respond to a gas leak at dubuque's regional airport. it happened this morning after a gas line was hit during construction near the new terminal buildii...which is not open yet. black hills energy was called out to repair the leak. airport officials say the leak won't affect operations or air ravel. a shots fified incidenttturns into a car crash in waterloo. it happened yesterday afternoon in broad daylight. police are trying to figure out who pulled the trigger. kwwl's nikki newbrough is live in the newsroom. nikki?
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it's pretty lucky no one got hurt. police chief dan trelka says while they continue to investigate, they just need someone to come forward with information. police chief dan trelka says one car was getting shot at tree. "trelka say what's frustrating is there are a number of witnesses who are not corroperating." "it is frustrating because even some people in the neighborhood around and walk back into their home." witnesses say four people ran from the vehhcle. trelka says they talked to the driver and a passenger in that wrecked car....who say they didn't know who shot at them. "but i don't believe that. as of rigkt now, no one has been arrested in this rse. "knock it off, just knock it to have another four year old child shot. i mean this is
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trelka says several people did call the police station as soon as they heard gunshots, but they were unable to provide names. ...kwwl news. trelka says this appears to be an isolated incident. if you have any information, contact police. a man is dead following a motorcycle accident. the accident took place friday night at 3053 rohret road sw in iowa city. according to the johnson county sheriff's office, the driver lost control and slid into the ditch. 26-year-old i-an liang was taken to the hospital for (is injuries - he later died. a psenger was witit liang on the
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motorcycle - they were taken to the hospital with non- life threatening injuries. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. one person is in the hospital following a vehicle rollover accident. the accident happened in the on lincoln road a mile north of fayette. according to the fayette county sheriff's offffe, 18- year-old zachery sedo was driving when a deer walked onto the road. sedo swerved and lost control and entered the ditch. sedo was taken to the hospital. wartburg ollege willlbe making some tough decisions this week . the private college in waverly is facing a budget shortfall, along with declinging enrollment. three professors are looking at loosing their jobs. president darrel coleson should be making a decison tomorrow. gov. terry branstad is rejecting a request that tt
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delay penalizing health care providers that don't quickly sign contracts with the private companies set to run iowa's medicaid program. democratic lawmakers asked the state to delay the penalties that will hit providers that don't sign up by january 1. branstad says that shifting the state's medicaid program to private operators will improve heelth care outcomes. coming up on kwwl, one iowa town prepares for the coming of al roker.. and - one auto company is offering up cash to help make things right after a cheating scandaawas brought to life. "winner of the regional amanda goodman, chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg and sports with rick coleman. this is the kwwl news at six." "now your storm track 7
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track here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weater team: the sky remains clear tonight th temperatures dropping iito the upper 20s to around 30 by morning. tuesday is going to be a nice november day with sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 50s. we are trrking a large storm forecast to move across the iowa wednesday. rain and storms will spread across the area wednesday and taper off late wednesday nighgh. isolated sevevee storms are possiie wednesday afternoon. the winds will be
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strong wednesday night through friday with gusts to 45 mph wednessy night/thursday. gusts on friday will be near 30 mph. the wind gradually tapers off friday night.the sky remains clear tonight with temperatures dropping into the upper 0s to around 30 by morning. tuesday is going to be a nice november day with sunshine and highs in the mid to upper r s. we are tracking a large storm forecast to move across the iowa wednesday. rain and storms will spread across the area wednesday and taper off late
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wednesday night. isolated severe orms are possible wednesday afternoon. the winds will be strong wednesday night through friday with gusts to 45 mph wednesday night/thursday. gusts on friday will be near 30 mph. the wind gradually tapers off friday night.the sky remains clear tonight with temperaturee dropping into the upper 20s to around 30 by morning. tuesday is going to be a nice novemer day with sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 50s. we are tracking a the todaa show's al rooer will
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dubuque tonight as pasttf his "rokerthon 2 tour." " al is going for a world record...he'll be forecasting the weather from all 50 states, including washington d- c...within a week. and now it's dubuque turn. kw-wl's shirley descorbeth is live from the riverwalk in dubuque to tell us about preparations. well, this issreally exciting. al roker's visit to dubuque...although short...ings national attention to the city. and they've been making sure the riverwalk is ready foo his getting camera ready for the arrival of nbc's al roker. "we've worked with the production crew, worked with the city of dubuque, to make sure that adeqaute lighting is on the riverwalk...that the grand river center is lit up while they're here." it's all ffr al's roroerthon 2 tour .
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weather from all fifty states, including washington d-c within a week. "dubuque is the only iowa stop on the tour." "nbc reached out o us directly, which is always exciting for us...beacuse it means dubuque has kind of made it mark...and we're recognized as a place for this to happen." the visitors bureau says they suggested this location...along with a couple others to nbc. ultimately...the riverwalk beat out the others. "the backdrop will be the river there thay might make some last minute tweaks and changes." organizers say it all happned really fast...but hey're excited for al's short visit to the tri-states. now...al roker is running an hour behind so he will bbin dubuque around 10:45.
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and everyone is invited...we'd love to see you there. we've got you covered live in dubuque...shirley descorbeth.... ....wl news. right after forecasting iowa's weather in dubuque -- al roker heads to hazel green, wisconsin. this year's rokerthon will benefit feeding america. volkswagen is opening itit wallet to car owners affected by a massive emissions scandal. thgerman automaker is giving its u-s car owners 500-dollar gift carr that can be spent anywhere. volkswagen is also giving out another 500-dollar gift card that can only be use at v-w and audi dealerships, asasell as three years of free roadside assistance. coming up... we'll hear from
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mark farley as the red- hot uni football team is set to hit the -- plus -- iowa state's george niang becomes the first cyclone in 15 years to pick up a big pre-season honor -- mark woodley's got that coming up --
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the uni footb if you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again. in iowa, wind energy is already producing enough power for over a million homes, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting six thousand jobs. i'm tom steyer. with bold leadership and an endless supply of wind and sun, we can do thatdtacross america. the goal is 50% clean energy by 2030.
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in this week's stats fcs poll to nummer 17 as they continue to keep themselves in the post-season hunt -- and as time goes on -- that task seems less daunting -- three weeks ago -- the panthers knew they'd need five straightt wins to keep hopes alive -- well after pasting indiana state by 46 points on saturday -- uni now sits in a position where two straight likely
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mark farley'y' team seems o be peaking at the right time -- and while this week's opponent missouri state sits winless in the conference -- we put ourselves in a position that the next game is now bigger than the last weeks game. it doesn't matter who we saturday's game kicks off at 2 p-m i springfiild, illinois -- iowa state forward georges niang is going in to his final season as an all- american -- niang is one of five players on the associated press list that was announced today -- he's the first cyclone pre-season all-american in 15 years -- point guard jamal tinsley was the last to receive the honor -- niang is the only active player in the country to combine 15-ndred points, 4-hundred-50 rebounds, and 3- hundred assisss -- the waterloo black hawks have won four straight -- thanks in part to netminder cale morris -- and day he was namd the ushl's goaltender of the week after
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over the last two games -- morris stopped 44 of 46 shots in wins over sioux falls and omaha -- this year he ranks second in the league in total sapes -- this came from vision 3 saint thomas in the twin cities on a fake point after touchdown -- the hllder with a behind the back toss to the endzone for the conversion -- saint thomas coach glenn caruso said the team had been practicing this all week -- the holder charlie dowdle !- somehow hits the tight e matt however -- is likely a play that's only going to work once --
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a man on his hone the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools,s, then college, where the work of his life began --
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speaking truth to power. he moved@to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress,s,e stood up for r rking families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political stem funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want rere change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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africa goes cagediving with sharks... and ends up getting the e care of his life. spencer reilly came face to face with a great white shark and escaped to tell the tale without a scratch. the shark smashed into the cage at super speed... its razzr- sharp teeth just missing reilly's arm. reilly immediately lunged to the surface... clearly in shock at what just happened. this was off the coasr of gansbaai , south africa... a popular tourist destination known for its large
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let's go to storm track seven
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on average, women need to work an extra two hours each day, to earn the same paycheck as their male coworkers. join the fight for equal pay. join theheight for sara and women everywhere.
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wheel... of... fortune! ladies and gentlemen, here are the stars of america's game, pat sajak and vanna white. thank you! thank you! hello! thank you, jim. hi, everybody. we're saluting veterans this week. yes! bye-bye. hello. ce to see you all.
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